Staging Your Home

Good to Know: Staging Checklist

Use this handy guide to be sure you're covering all the bases before a showing or open house.

Your Strategic Plan for Home Staging

Follow our advice for sprucing up your home room by room to make a great first impression.

Staging Your Home for Sale

  • Don't Forget the Front Door

    You may go in and out through the garage, but buyers will enter your home through the front door. Take down the circular wreath, says home stager DesAnn Collins, which reminds buyers of the…   See the Image

  • Ac-scent With Spring-Like Aromas

    Traditional real estate advice says to bake some cookies or spritz spiced scents around the house for a "homey" smell. In spring, says Sheryl Boltze, creative director of Sure Fit slipcovers, try…   See the Image

  • Start Spring Staging With a Spring Cleaning

    The promise of a fresh start makes spring an ideal time for buyers to hone in on a home. Get your property ready to sell this spring with these 10 seasonal staging tips from professionals.   See the Gallery

  • Add Holiday Adornments

    Don't let the thought of selling your home during the winter months dampen your holiday spirit. Create a festive, buyer-friendly environment with these seven seasonal staging tips.   See the Gallery

  • Clear the Clutter

    Apply these home staging tips to each space of your house and go from stale to sold.   See the Gallery

  • Clear the Clutter

    Published 03/15/13 in Real Estate
    Clear the Clutter

    Before: This alcove off the living room could be used as a cozy dining area and not just a cluttered passageway. A huge aquarium, dog crate and large TV make the area look like the backroom of a pawn…   See the Image

  • After: Clean and Uncluttered

    The aquarium and TV no longer crowd the alcove. Now buyers can see this area as more living space. A new breakfast bar and stools make the space functional, and neutral-colored walls make the…   See the Image

  • Let Style and Sun Shine In

    Published 03/15/13 in Real Estate
    Let Style and Sun Shine In

    Before: This guest bedroom was skimpy on style. The wood paneling darkened the space and made it feel dated, and a hodgepodge of homely furniture made the room feel cramped. Ugly metal blinds…   See the Image

  • After: Bright and Vibrant

    Published 03/15/13 in Real Estate
    After: Letting Style and Sun Shine In

    Neutral paint on the walls, contemporary window treatments and a new furniture arrangement help direct potential buyers' eyes to the room's greatest selling point -- that sunlit view. New…   See the Image

  • Add Small Furniture

    Published 03/15/13 in Real Estate
    Add Small Furniture

    Before: The dining room was cramped with too-large furniture, and the wallpaper, tablecloth and accessories looked like they belonged in your grandma's house. Rooms that look small will shrink…   See the Image

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